Holder compares Texas voter ID law to post slavery poll taxes

Obama Failed Soda Head Chief Opi 2012/07/11 02:37:14

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday compared the new Texas voter ID law to the post-slavery efforts to keep blacks from voting known as a “poll taxes.”

The law was passed last year by the GOP-led state legislature, then signed by Gov. Rick Perry, in an effort to curb voter fraud.

In a speech at the annual NAACP conference, in Houston, Holder said many voters would have to travel “great distances” to get a government-issued photo ID and that some would “struggle” to pay for the requisite paperwork.

“We call these poll taxes,” Holder said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/10/holder-tells-naacp...
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  • Max 2012/07/11 03:20:08
    This guy is doing everything he can to make sure illegal aliens can vote. Regardless, Texas is a Republican leaning state in presidential elections.

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